The Literacy Council offers programs for adults who need help speaking, reading, or writing English. Learners must live or work in Frederick County and be age 18 or over.
Private and Group
One-on-one tutoring and small group classes are offered for non-English speakers. Students first learn to speak English and then to read and write. Classes are offered for conversation, pronunciation, writing, and beginning computer skills. Click to see the Class Schedule. All sessions are free. Students are asked to pay for their books if they can. Start learning, today!
Practice Speaking English
Conversation classes allow adult learners to improve and practice speaking English in a friendly place. People who are being tutored, are waiting for a tutor, or just want to improve their spoken English may apply for a class. Click to see the Class Schedule. The classes are free. Start learning, today!
Get Help with Special Goals
The Literacy Council can also help adult learners to:
- Get a driver’s license.
- Open a bank account.
- Fill out an application for an apartment, loan, college, etc.
- Prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.
- Get ready for the GED test.
- Learn basic computer and math skills.
- Learn English for work (classes at local companies).
Arrange a Good Time and Place
Private tutoring sessions are set for a time and place outside the home that work for both tutor and student. Classes meet at set times at the Literacy Council office in downtown Frederick and other places in the county. Students must have a way to get there.